Big White Ski Resort

Big White firefighters camp on roof to raise money

The eighth annual Rooftop Camp Out, hosted by the Big White Fire Department, starts Friday

Big White firefighters are camping outside on a roof for the next few days, in order to fundraise for the community crosswalks and defibrillators.

The eighth annual Rooftop Camp Out, hosted by the Big White Fire Department, has donations going towards funding much-needed defibrillators and pedestrian controlled crosswalks.

READ MORE: Big White hosts first Intercontinental Cup

In Canada, more than 35,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest each year. With the closest hospital more than an hour away, having immediate access to an AED can and will save lives. For every one-minute delay, the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest is reduced by seven to 10 per cent, according to the fire department in a news release.

READ MORE: Firefighters camp out

In BC, there are more than 3,000 incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles, resulting in more than deaths. Big White pedestrians are forced to share the road with vehicles along major road networks around town and therefore face an increase in conflict. With funds generated from this effort, are hoping to install pedestrian controlled crosswalks along high-density areas of Big White Road.

READ MORE: Big summer plans for Big White

Support the Big White firefighters by visiting them in the Village, where there will be lots of family-friendly activities, raffle tickets and Big White Fire Department Camp Out t-shirts for sale.

The event takes place from March 22 to 24. For more information, contact the Big White Fire Department at 250-765-3090.

READ MORE: Big White looks to top 2018


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna city councillors support changes to parking bylaw

The updated bylaw passed second and third reading Tuesday night

West Kelowna mountain biker airlifted to hospital

The person suffered significant head trauma after wiping out in the Smith Creek trail system

BC Housing finds homes for remaining Airport Inn residents

BC Housing has found housing options for remaining residents if they want it

Former Kelowna Hells Angels associate could be deported, court rules

David Revell has lost his fight against deportation from Canada

New plans submitted for former Art Knapp site in Kelowna

Art Knapp was located at 1994 Springfield Road for almost 35 years

Girl power glows in Vernon STEM workshop

More than 100 students take part in STEM4Girls event

Beers on the job, smacking crotches: 10 police misconduct probes in B.C.

Recent report by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner highlights a number of investigations

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

Beverly Park drowned at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek in August 2016

Limited parking drives concerns for North Okanagan housing project

Public hearing scheduled for CMHA low-income expansion project proposal

Summerland curlers begin season on the ice

League action and bonspiels to continue into March

Penticton-bound plane forced to return to Vancouver

It’s the third flight in three weeks that has been unable to land at Penticton Regional Airport.

VIDEO: Chill with polar bears through an Arctic live cam

Cam reopens just ahead of Polar Bear Week

Most Read